Dr. Hafsa Kanjwal



Known for

Stand with Kashmir



Dr. Hafsa Kanjwal


Dr. Hafsa Kanjwal is an Assistant Professor of South Asian history at Lafayette College. She completed her B. S. in Regional Studies of the Muslim World, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and her PhD in history and women’s studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  

Scholarly and Research Interests include: South Asia, Kashmir, Islam, Women’s and Gender Studies, Islam in America. Her research focuses on post-Partition state-formation in Indian occupied Kashmir. She has written on Kashmir for a variety of news outlets including The Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, Kindle Magazine, Foreign Policy Magazine, Kashmir Life, Kashmir Ink, and the Al Jazeera Center for Study. She has spoken on Kashmir for Al Jazeera English’s The Stream and Inside Story news programs.  

In 2019, she founded Stand With Kashmir, a Kashmiri diaspora-driven independent global citizen grassroots group committed to standing in solidarity with the people of Kashmir in ending the occupation and supporting their right to self-determination.